Communication Nation: The connected company

Found at http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2011/02/connected-company.html The average life expectancy of a human being in the 21st century is about 67 years. Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Surprisingly short, it turns out. In a recent talk, John Hagel pointed out that the average life expectancy of a company in the S&P 500 has dropped precipitously, from 75 years (in 1937) to 15 years in a more recent study. Why is the life expectancy of a company so low? And why is it dropping? To be continued at http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2011/02/connected-company.html Photocredit: http://showmeabike.blogspot.com/ Related articles The Connected Company (dachisgroup.com) Five Tips … Continue reading Communication Nation: The connected company

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Recommended video watch: Video Book Club: The Power of Pull

Found atNext Level Blog. Video Book Club: The Power of Pull Happy end of summer everyone. Probably like a lot of you, I spent some time in August catching up on my reading. So, I’m back with the Video Book Club series and this week’s installment features The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. If you’ve been trying to figure out what it takes to lead and thrive in the information economy, you need to take a look at this book. Backed by a lot of research and some interesting case studies, the authors … Continue reading Recommended video watch: Video Book Club: The Power of Pull

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Reading A Leadership Blog: How Many Surface Areas Do You Have?

Photo credit by Chainthug I frequently blog about the profound insights of John Hagel III.  Having read (and being impressed by his latest) my primary appreciation dealt with the perfect implications for any person and professional. This recent post stresses one major relevant facet. Thinking and acting in an integral way. Have fun connecting and integrally acting. Found at Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: How Many Surface Areas Do You Have?. How many points of contact do you have with the world around you? If we limit ourselves to one area or experience, then we limit our exposure and growth. If … Continue reading Reading A Leadership Blog: How Many Surface Areas Do You Have?

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Highly, highly recommended book review Of Push and Pull @ confused of calcutta

Cover via Amazon Found at http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2010/04/25/of-push-and-pull My thanks to Bob Davidson (oybay on flickr) for letting me use the wonderful shot above. Those of you who know me well will also know that I have had a soft spot for the writings of John Seely Brown and John Hagel for some time now. [I’ve found 15 mentions of the word “Seely” alone in the past five years].  The Social Life of Information is one of the most important books I’ve read in the past 20 years. Similarly, ever since I saw the two Johns present the findings that formed the material … Continue reading Highly, highly recommended book review Of Push and Pull @ confused of calcutta

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Recommended Are All Employees Knowledge Workers? John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison @ Harvard Business Review

Image by AlphachimpStudio via Flickr Found at http://blogs.hbr.org/bigshift/2010/04/are-all-employees-knowledge-wo.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29 We live in a world of haves and have nots. No, not the kind you might imagine. These people reside within our companies. We increasingly group the people in our firms into two classes: those who have knowledge and talent and, by implication, those who do not. This segmentation is misleading and damaging to firms in the long run. Ask executives to identify the talent within their firm and many will focus on the top tiers of management. Often, they will include in this august group the “high potentials” being groomed for … Continue reading Recommended Are All Employees Knowledge Workers? John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison @ Harvard Business Review

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